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Guest Reviews

Christina P   June 2011

I was thrilled with my experience. Small Escorted Tours allows you to customize your itinerary and there is flexibility because it’s only your group on the tour. Say you want to scratch something along the way… no problem! You’re peering out the van window and see a sign for the pottery shop. Want to stop? Easy peasey!

Our driver, Maurice, most definitely, made our trip perfect! He listened to what we were interested in and offered suggestions along the way. He never steered us wrong.

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Marianne   May 2011

Hello Anne,

We really did enjoy our visit to Ireland, and a good part of that was the result of Maurice’s and Small Escorted Tours’ efforts. With the help of your company we had a great itinerary, and Maurice was able to put it all together seamlessly. It was almost like Maurice was a member of our group rather than just a guide. He had great suggestions, and we visited places we would never have seen on our own.

Again, thanks for all of Small Escorted Tours’ help in making our visit to Ireland so special!

All the best,

Marianne

Susan Derrow   May 2011

You have gone so above and beyond in keeping me posted throughout my client’s trip. Thank you very much. I was thinking of all of you while watching the news about Queen Elizabeth being in Ireland. That must have created a lot of excitement.

I … have never had a tour company be as gracious as you

Thank you again for all your hard work and extreme professionalism. If any travel agent ever wants a reference for your company, please have them contact me. I have been in this business for 30 years and have never had a tour company be as gracious as you.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

Personal Vacation Planner, Avoya Travel

Robert James Waller   April 2011

Our guide was a consummate professional: thorough, knowledgeable, an experienced driver, and the possessor of a finely-honed sense of humor.

I spent twelve enjoyable days with him while doing serious photography along the west coast of Ireland. No matter how many times I requested, “Please turn around, I saw an interesting door back there,” he was always of good cheer and accommodating. If you want a worry-free tour through Ireland, I highly recommend this service.

Jackie Autry (Mrs. Gene Autry)  

I want to recommend IrelandEscorted.com, who I had the occasion to use for about 10 days while on a trip to Ireland.

Seeing the beauty of Ireland this way was a special treat indeed.

My party and I found our guide to be extremely gracious, competent, knowledgeable and well organized. He made the entire group feel at home. Seeing the beauty of Ireland this way was a special treat indeed. When we left we all felt we had left a dear friend and at the same time found one.

When my travels take me to Ireland again, I intend to use this service again and I feel confident in highly recommending them as a fine and capable company.

Jon Stretch  

We had a fantastic week in Ireland. We started in Dublin, then spent 2 days in Kilkenny, 3 days in Killarney, and then made our way back to Dublin.

We had a superb time – not only is Ireland very well prepared for tourism but our guide was a brilliant representative of his country. He kept us all amused with stories and myths of the country. I can highly recommend Ireland Escorted to anyone planning a trip to Ireland.

Sheila LaLima  

Small Escorted Tours was the perfect solution to our travel dilemma: how to see the best of Ireland without being confined to a tour bus or attempting to drive on the left-hand side of the road. Our trip, including family members from 47 to 81, was a great success.

We were, ultimately, most grateful for the luxury of following our own itinerary – one geared to our tastes and enthusiasms…

The broad knowledge, keen insights and engaging personality of our guide/driver kept us charmed, interested and often laughing throughout the tour. An unscheduled side trip, into the depths of the Burren to visit the marvelous garden of the Burren Perfumery, is just one example of the benefits of a customized service. No tour bus could ever have accommodated such an individual interest or negotiated those very narrow roads.

You know you’ve had a wonderful time when a dozen experiences, such as this one, vie in your mind for highlight of the trip, and that was the happy predicament in which we found ourselves.

We couldn’t have been more pleased with our accommodations, but were, ultimately, most grateful for the luxury of following our own itinerary – one geared to our tastes and enthusiasms, rather than the standard tourist fare. It made all the difference in providing us with many memories to cherish and recount.

Small Escorted Tours will give you value for money and a chance to learn about the real Ireland of yesterday and today, instead of merely the usual kitschy stereotypes. I recommend them highly.

Matt & Julie Brislawn, Lyle & Anita Dull, Joe & Dian McQuade  

We are three American couples living near Seattle, Washington. We are experienced international travelers and hired Ireland Escorted to take us on a two week tour of Ireland.

We found them on the internet, booked sight unseen after an extended e-mail and phone discussion, and were totally satisfied with the experience. The service was extremely flexible and always willing to tailor the trip to our desires and budget.

Our guide was honest, an excellent and predictable driver, able and ready to cope with any situation, and knowledgeable of the terrain, history, and culture of his country. He has an unfailing sense of humor, made himself available any time of the day or evening, and consistently took us to excellent guest houses and restaurants or pubs.

We highly recommend Ireland Escorted to anyone wishing to see a side of Ireland off the normal tourist circuit that is simply not available in large busses and tour groups.

T. E. Ferguson  

A year ago my wife and I and two friends had the pleasure of touring Ireland with Ireland Escorted. It was a most unforgettable experience. The memories of Ireland we carry are as strong and positive today as they were the day before we departed.

We saw Ireland as the Irish rather than as tourists, never feeling “locked in” or constrained in any manner.

We had a highly skilled driver and professional chauffeur. Exceptionally well read, he knew the most intimate details of Ireland’s past, as well as the present, which he presented in a smooth, natural, conversational manner. Although a teetotaller, he knew bars and restaurants from “Main Street” to “Neighborhood” establishments.

We saw Ireland as the Irish rather than as tourists, never feeling “locked in” or constrained in any manner. As an experienced traveler I say without hesitation or equivocation, traveling with Ireland Escorted is a most enjoyable, pleasurable experience and I strongly recommend them.

Barbara Benson, Bernadette Colanduoni, Nellie O’Donohue, Suzanne Shaughnessy and Phyllis Vozar  

OUTSTANDING, SENSATIONAL, FANTASTIC, the GREATEST – These are simply a few of the words which describe Escorted Tours of Ireland, the company that made our trip to Ireland a most memorable one.

The personal attention to our every need and the personality, knowledge, wit and experience of our tour guide made this vacation a top-notch one for all of us who are experienced travelers.

From our arrival at Shannon Airport to the visits through cities such as Dublin, to the beautiful countryside – everything was perfect. Having a “personal” tour guide was the ultimate travel experience, and Ireland Escorted is the ultimate in this type of travel. The five of us were escorted daily in a comfortable vehicle by a most personable and knowledgeable tour guide.

Not only were we shown the typical tourist sites, but we were privy to many of the charming “out-of-the-way” spots as well. The personal attention to our every need and the personality, knowledge, wit and experience of our tour guide made this vacation a top-notch one for all of us who are experienced travelers.

Upon leaving Ireland, we felt as if we were leaving family – and we are most anxious to return to Ireland and to Ireland Escorted, the very best in the business.

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